Published on: September 15, 2023

‘Sasya Shyamala’ scheme

‘Sasya Shyamala’ scheme

Why in news? ‘Sasya Shyamala’ scheme was launched to plant over 50 lakh saplings in the next one year


  • The Department of school education and literacy, in association with department of forest and environment launched the scheme
  • The scheme was launched in the historic Kote School, where Kengal Hanumantayya, the builder of Vidhana Soudha, studied.
  • The government will plant 25 crore saplings across the state over next five years

What are the features of the scheme?

  • The Scheme aims to plant 50L saplings in government schools of Karnataka
  • The programme was announced in the state budget to create awareness among the students about the importance of environment.
  • Children from classes 1 to 12 will be involved in planting the saplings and maximum of 50 saplings will be given to each school.
  • In 17 districts, including Kalyan Karnataka, with sparse green cover, instead of 50 saplings, 100 saplings will be provided under the scheme
  • If the number of children is more, two to three children will be assigned to take care of one sapling.
  • Once the sapling is planted, children have to take care of the same for the next two years by watering it.
  • All these plants are geo-tagged, and an audit will be done to see survival of plants after 5 years